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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Strawberries!

Although my garden isn't quite what I had dreamed it would be this year (I have finally got pictures loaded of my pot garden from two posts down), I have had at least some fruitfulness from it this spring. Strawberries! Last summer I was given 4 strawberry plants from my mom. I babied them as much as I could, mulching around them and feeding them coffee grounds. When they would shoot out a runner, I would position it to where I wanted it to root, and then clip the lead once it was established.

This year I have a nice little berry patch. I have placed our abandoned chicken pen over them to keep the birds out, and I have been enjoying strawberries the last two weeks with my kids. Every day I am able to get enough for all of us to enjoy. I am excited to see new runners coming too.

Once we get our new garden established, these little gems will move over to our new property. I may even try to make a garden/patch just for strawberries, as my mom has quite a few more plants to pass on this year.

Next up . . . raspberry season!

2 comments:

Sea2Shore said...

Strawberry Shortcake on the mind...........They look yummy Becca:) Glad things are sprouting up around the farm. Hope everything else is coming together for you all. Take Care
Regina

Tim said...

Strawberry mornings at the Book's farm? Count me in! :)

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